September 26, 2011 The day's news includes word that two people, one of them an American, were killed at a CIA station in Kabul.
September 20, 2011 Burhanuddin Rabbani was most recently chairman of Afghanistan's High Peace Council.
President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer.
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September 15, 2011 "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty," U.S. Marine Dakota Meyer was just presented with the nation's highest honor for valor on the battlefield.
September 15, 2011 At a time when pessimism abounds — about the economy, about the state of American politics, about Afghanistan, along comes the story of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer to remind us that our better angels can be found even at the worst moments.
Afghan Security personnel stand above the body of one attacker, on the 10th floor of the building in Kabul from which RPGs and other weapons were fired.
September 14, 2011 "This was clearly the site of a huge fight," NPR's Renee Montagne reported from the scene. And the under-construction building offered a clear line of sight to the U.S. embassy. No Americans were injured during the attack.
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September 13, 2011 The U.S. embassy is among the buildings under attack this morning. An embassy spokesman says the staff has taken shelter.
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September 11, 2011 One of those killed was a 3-year-old girl. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
September 9, 2011 Countless military personnel return from war each year with invisible wounds like post-traumatic stress disorder. A program in Colorado Springs is helping those individuals reintegrate into civilian life.
September 8, 2011 Ahmad Omid Khpalwak was inside a building that had been attacked by insurgents. As U.S. soldiers were making their way through the scene, investigators say, Khpalwak reached for something. Thinking it was an explosive, the soldier fired.
September 1, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the future of Afghanistan, and the media coverage of Hurricane Irene. In the second hour, the author of Blur talks about the blurred line between news and spin, and what can be learned from romantic comedies.
August 19, 2011 Markets were down earlier today in Asia and Europe. Gold rose again. Meanwhile, there have been more deadly suicide attacks in central Asia. And, Bank of America says it is eliminating about 3,500 jobs.
August 8, 2011 Ari Shapiro, one of our NPR White House correspondents, got to see something interesting Monday, a White House aide toning down President Obama's response to Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt, prior to the president delivering it, seemingly to make it less divisive.
A U.S. flag and a POW/MIA flag fly at half-staff at a sports bar near the main gate of Naval Air Station Oceana/Dam Neck Annex, the base of Navy SEAL Team Six in Virginia Beach, Va., Monday.
August 8, 2011 The NATO mission in Afghanistan has released a statement detailing the crash of Chinook helicopter that killed 30 U.S. service members Saturday. The helicopter with 22 Navy SEALS aboard was on a mission to aid another U.S. force under fire.
July 27, 2011 House Republicans delay vote on debt limit plan; mayor of Kandahar murdered; Britain will recognize Libyan rebels as legitimate government; landslide kills at least 32 in South Korea
Undated photo reportedly showing Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
July 20, 2011 Reporters got a text message from a Taliban cellphone today, reporting the leader's death. It's not true, spokesmen say. They say "western forces" were engaging in "psychological warfare." The Taliban's IT team is investigating.
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